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Find out what "becoming" at Curry is all about!

Whether you have it all figured out or are looking for a school that makes it easy to explore different career paths, you can dream bigger at Curry. We are pleased you have decided to apply to Curry College and look forward to reviewing your online application.

For students looking for Continuing Education (Nights and Weekends) or the Accelerated 2nd Bachelor's in Nursing program, please apply through Continuing Education. Veterans and active duty military families can visit our Veteran Student Services area for more information on programs and benefits.

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*If you are unable to apply using the Common Application, please contact the Admission Office at to request a link to the Curry College Fast-Application.

PLEASE NOTE: Curry College is now test optional for admission to all academic programs. If you have taken either the SAT or ACT, you are encouraged but not required to submit the results of your test to support your application for admission.

Important Information

Applying under the Early Action (EA) Plan at Curry College comes with benefits...2,000 of them to be exact! All students who apply and complete their application by the December 15 - EA deadline will have their application reviewed by the Admission Committee and will be notified of the outcome shortly. In addition, if a student is admitted under the EA Plan they will receive a $2,000 Early Action Award, worth $8,000 over four years!

EA is a non-binding so applicants who are admitted will have until May 1 to secure their enrollment. Admission under EA Plan is based on the student's academic and extra-curricular profile. Minimum requirements are determined by the Committee. If Curry College is one of a student's top choices, then they are encouraged to apply under the EA Plan.

After review by the Admission Committee, an applicant will be notified within two weeks of one of the following decisions: Admission as an EA candidate qualifying the student for the $2,000 EA Award; Defer to Regular Decision with an offer of admission; Defer to Regular Decision with a request for additional information; or denial.

Applying For

Application Due

Early Action

December 15

Regular Decision

April 1 (Priority Deadline)

Regular Decision (PAL)

March 1 (Priority Deadline)*

Transfer (Spring Entry)

January 1 (Priority Deadline)

Transfer (Fall Entry)

July 1 (Priority Deadline)

*Applicants for the Program for Advancement of Learning are encouraged to submit materials by the March 1 preferred deadline, however applications will still be accepted and reviewed until space in the Program is no longer available.

Requirements for First-Year Applicants*:

  • A completed application (either the Common Application or Curry's own Application) with a non-refundable fee of $50.00
  • An official high school transcript
  • A Letter of Recommendation from guidance counselor or high school teacher.  The recommendation may be submitted on a separate sheet or attached letter.
  • A college essay of at least 250 words

Portfolio Requirement (Graphic Design/Studio Arts):

First-Year students applying as Graphic Design or Studio Arts majors are required to submit a portfolio of 10 original works of art for admission to the programs.  Transfer students applying to Graphic Design are required to submit a portfolio of 15 original works of art.  Transfer portfolios will aid in placement into appropriate courses. Acceptable works include, but are not limited to, 2-D and 3-D design, drawing, painting, mixed-media, sculpture, and still or animated digital representations.

Portfolios can be submitted to Acceptable files in the portfolio include:

  • Images (jpg, gif, png) up to 5 MB each
  • Videos (fav, wmv, mov, mp4) up to 60 MB each
  • Audio (mp3) up to 30 MB each
  • Documents (pdf) up to 10 MB each 

If you have additional questions about the portfolio requirements or would like to request an alternative to the portfolio submission, please reach out to

Additional Requirements for PAL Applicants*:

Students who are applying to the Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL) must also submit the following:

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP) or its equivalent, if available (optional)
  • PAL Supplementary Application (optional)

Visit the PAL website for more information on PAL requirements. Applications are not complete until all of the necessary requirements have been satisfied.

*NOTE: SAT, SAT 1, ACT scores are NOT required

Requirements for:

Once you've submitted your application, you must pay your non-refundable application fee to be considered for Admission. The College follows a rolling admissions policy. Decisions are mailed within 3-6 weeks of an applicants file becoming complete.

If you are applying online via The Common Application, you will submit the $50 application fee by credit card before submitting your application.  If you are applying online via the Curry College Online Application or printed application, please follow the links and directions below:

Pay by Check by Mail:
Please include the applicant's name with the payment
Curry College Admission Office
1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA 02186

Eligibility for Merit Based Scholarships or awards is considered by the Admission Office at same time an application for admission for full-time, first-year and transfer students is being reviewed. Students who are eligible for merit based scholarships and/or awards are notified at the time of acceptance to the College.

Learn more about Merit Scholarships and Awards

If you previously applied to Curry College and cancelled, you have the option to reactivate your cancelled application.

Should you have any questions about the various applications, please contact the Admission Office at (800) 669-0686.

Admitted students are expected to conduct themselves in a college-ready manner consistent with Curry College's policies and expectations for its students, including those set forth in the Student Handbook. Prior to matriculation, admitted students must report to the Curry College Office of Admission any disciplinary violations or other behavior that is inconsistent with the Code of Conduct. If any of these conditions are not met, the College may withdraw its offer of acceptance and deny admission to the College.

An admitted student must also report to the Curry College Office of Admissions if he or she becomes subject to any discipline process by a school or if his or her status at any school changes for any reason, or if information that was provided to the College in application materials is no longer accurate. The College may take action to withdraw its offer of acceptance and deny admission to (or continued enrollment at) the College, based upon this information (or failure to report these changes as required).

PLEASE NOTE:  At Curry College, we prepare our students to engage in active citizenship. Therefore, the College supports the rights of prospective students to participate in peaceful protests without concern that it will impact their admission to the College.

Curry College is pleased to admit students who have the necessary preparation and background to be successful in and outside the classroom. We look to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship. No student shall be denied admission on the ground of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or sex, provided he or she has the necessary preparation and background.

The College uses a holistic approach to identifying applicants who they believe will contribute to Curry's educational community. The Admission Committee selects first-year and transfer students based upon a combination of the following criteria: secondary school record, college transcripts, personal essay, standardized test scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test of the College Entrance Examination Board or the ACT of the American College Testing Program for application to Nursing and Education programs, recommendation from the secondary school, and evidence of the candidate's college readiness.  Proof of high school graduation, or GED, is required prior to enrollment.